Apple has started work on its own modem

07 February 2019
Reuters reports that Apple is hiring engineers in San Diego, Qualcomm's home town. The work will take years, but there are many benefits.

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Anonymous, 10 Feb 2019Apple stole qualcomms designs and supplied them to Intel. So the... moreIt doesn't matter! Qualcomm owns the patents. Apple will still have to pay.

  • Anonymous

abigfanoftechs, 08 Feb 2019It doesn't matter if Apple designs its own modem. It still has t... moreApple stole qualcomms designs and supplied them to Intel. So they can easily use those designs themselves for in house modem.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2019No no no.. APPLE is in charge of your phone.. Apple is in charge... moreAre you sure you haven't been ripping off Trainspotting???
I'm sending Begbie around...

  • Anonymous

Jahidx, 08 Feb 2019Like A Series Proccessor, Apple own modem will be always faster ... moreLol wat

  • Anonymous

Charles Garvin, 08 Feb 2019I love Apple iPhones and are reliable, an easy user and don't tu... moreNo no no.. APPLE is in charge of your phone.. Apple is in charge of how YOU use the phone.. You are never in charge.. You just ride the rollercoaster.. Apple chooses how you manage your files(using iTunes).. Apple chooses how you charge your phone(using lightning cable)-how fast you charge your phone(iPhone's puny 1A charger).. Apple chooses how you listen to music(through lightning or BT only).. Apple chooses how you use your NFC(for Apple Pay ONLY).. Apple chooses what ewallet you use(again Apple Pay).. Apple chooses your car.. Apple chooses your shoes.. Apple chooses your clothes.. Apple chooses your wife(JK).. Apple is in charge of your LIFE if you choose to stay with Apple.

  • Anonymous

Charles Garvin, 08 Feb 2019I love Apple iPhones and are reliable, an easy user and don't tu... moreYou think you are in charge...when in reality..others eavesdrop you during facetime,updates destroy lte connection and bugs eat away your happiness

  • SmartPhones Fan

soon or later crapple will have to have all own .. companies hate crapple

  • Anonymous

Rayne , 07 Feb 2019Not a fan of apple but seriously Qualcomm monopoly is hurting th... moreExactly. No one in this space likes Qualcomm, but they have no choice but to deal with them.

  • Dandana

Like any other apple product, it will cost more, but do less.

  • Anonymous

Hundreds of millions in Apple's case is probably a non issue. But if they manage to poach any number of qcom's people, THEN maybe things will start to roll fast.

  • Charles Garvin

I love Apple iPhones and are reliable, an easy user and don't turn on by themselves in my pocket, unlike Samsungs and others that are out of control. Apples are: Easy, clean and smart--and I'm the one in charge of my phone and not the other way around.

  • a Mate 10 user

This could be the decline of the iphones...
Qualcomm modems are the best

  • Anonymous

Yes! And it will cost you $1,000

It doesn't matter if Apple designs its own modem. It still has to go to Qualcomm to get the patents licence. Qualcomm pretty much cornered the standards with their patents. I see this as a big issue with the current standards where 1 company dictates the whole industry.

AnonD-794217, 08 Feb 2019What about iPhone display and camera?Display? Apple will give the manufacturers money to invest into new foundries to make panels specifically for them. Cameras as well.

  • Chack

And will come with the most important "feature" a big backdoor to let authorized elements.... spy all you do. They have a right because they are "the good guys" ... And you have to believe in it ... HA! Be careful what you believe.

sdf, 08 Feb 2019faster for what? hahaha there is no application on iPhone which ... moreNo it is useful for synthetic benchmark tests Ha Ha..Ha...Their modem defeats its SoC...what is the use of faster Processor with slower internet and WiFi connectivities?

  • sdf

Jahidx, 08 Feb 2019Like A Series Proccessor, Apple own modem will be always faster ... morefaster for what? hahaha there is no application on iPhone which makes use of the faster processor, brag all you want, it's for nothing.

  • Anonymous

mODEmGATE is coming.......................................

  • AnonD-794217

Note7 owner, 08 Feb 2019Brilliant! Depending on nobody is just smart business. What about iPhone display and camera?